At least the new head coaches in college football will have somewhat of a normal season. There were spring games, meetings, practices, and the all-important schedule in place. The pandemic made 2020 chaotic in many ways and created such a difficult situation for new coaches to implement their game-plan and identity on their programs.
Not that it is ever easy for new coaches to do any of that. We have 17 new head coaches heading into the 2021 season with some at some very high-profile places. Not all jobs are equal and not all the coaching hires are looked upon with the same excitement. Some of the hires seem to be great opportunities, while others were met with head-scratching.
So let's rank the hiring of the new head coaches in 2021.